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Savannah Guthrie SET To Succeed Ann Curry On Today…If NBC Ever Successfully Settles Out Her Contract!

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Here we go! The wheels are turning!

Despite Hoda Kotb being rumored as of late to be Ann Curry's successor when she's booted from The Today Show, sources close to production have revealed that it is Savannah Guthrie, whose name has been thrown around since the get-go, who will be taking on the job…and could be starting as early as THIS WEEK!

However, while Guthrie has already made her deal with the network and is ready to go, the suits and lawyers are still apparently waging war over Ann's pay-out - hence, the delay in the announcement!

Insiders explain that as Ann is only in her first of a three year contract, during which she's supposed to make $10 million every 12 months, but NBC does not want to give her the left-over $20 million, and instead just give her a foreign correspondent position!

The other option is that she DOES receive the money, but she's not allowed to take a new job for the next two years!

Yeesh! This sounds messy!

Hopefully the lawyers will be able to haggle all of this out and come to a resolution quickly, before it gets too ugly!

NBC's gonna need SOMEONE in that chair before the Olympics get going this summer!

What do U think?? Are U sad to see Ann go or U excited for Savannah??

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26 comments to “Savannah Guthrie SET To Succeed Ann Curry On Today…If NBC Ever Successfully Settles Out Her Contract!”

  1. Jim says – reply to this


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    They need to replace Ann Curry with Tamron Hall. I guess NBC is still in the pre civil rights era.



  2. 2

    That's not going to work either. The problem is MATT. Get that through your thick skull Nbc.



  3. 3

    I hope Ann gets every penny of her contract. i hate Matt L. I agree they need to racially reflect there audience on there desk.

  4. Ali cat says – reply to this


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    I am sooo happy Ann is getting the boot! I stopped watching after Katie left because Ann is so fake, akward and plain simple is "annoying!" Looking forward to someone "real" and refreshing!

  5. Hey Yo says – reply to this


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    Ugh, I can't stand this Guthrie chic. Something about her lips really irritates me to no end, and she is just annoying as heck. Thinking ABC will be my news of choice from now on.



  6. 6

    I think Ann Curry is great.. unfortunalely, the chemistry is not there between Ann and Matt L because Matt needs someone that is not his equal.. Ann is just as good or better than Matt!… I don't think Savannah G is the answer to the problem. Personally and the reason I no longer will be watching this program is Matt Lauer. In the end it will be interesting to see if the ratings continue to drop, which I think is what will happen!

  7. Wmariah says – reply to this


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    Like Savannah is an improvement…another stiff one. My vote goes to Hoda, HOda, Hoda, Hoda, Hoda, Hoda, Hoda…..

  8. N says – reply to this


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    Really? Savannah to replace Ann!!! Needless to say I WILL NO LONGER WATCH THE TODAY SHOW!!



  9. 9

    Re: LovesGossip

    Yessssssssssssssssss!!! Totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Matt is soo arrogant. Never understood how he ended up in such a prominent position. After he took over when Bryant left he seemed so incompetent next to Katie that I thought he would be gone shortly, but yet he is still there. WTF???

  10. gavmish says – reply to this


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    My heart breaks for Ann especially as she endures this drawn-out public humiliation sitting in that chair every morning knowing she's not welcome - NOT by the public, but by that arrogant co-host who thinks he's much better and deserves more. Foolish NBC for thinking that Ann is the issue here. Get rid of LAUER and you might bring most of us back.

  11. send2amy says – reply to this


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    If they get rid of Ann Curry, I will never watch again. I have a been a watcher for 20 years, I have always been a huge fan of hers, and I think she is better than Meredith Veira was. The show would not be the same without her.

  12. JDB says – reply to this


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    Ann will be fine in the long run. Matt on the other hand will not fare well as the ass behind the scenes who wanted her out. Ratings will drop. I'm through with the today show.

  13. Tdh08 says – reply to this


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    Savannah Guthrie is the Deborah Norville of 2012. She will be perceived as pushing out Anne just like it was perceived that Deborah pushed out Jane Pauley, which she did.

    Learn from your mistake NBC.

  14. P Petro says – reply to this


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    Guthrie is stiff and awful…new morning show for me!

  15. Celeste says – reply to this


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    I love ANN CURRY! And, that is all I have to say!

  16. Brenda burg says – reply to this


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    I am very sad that they are getting rid of Ann Curry!! She has done everything for the TODAY SHOW!!! She has left her family to go into dangerous territory!!

    I have been a big fan of NBC but am very disappoint in so many things they have been doing!!

  17. OMG says – reply to this


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    another typical example of sleeping her way up!

  18. Marti says – reply to this


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    I like Ann and dislike Savannah. My husband and me thought from the first time we saw her she was out to get Ann. We have watched The Today Show for many years but the day Savannah is the host we will be gone. Here we come CBS or ABC.

  19. nana says – reply to this


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    Re: ChrisJ – it sad to see Ann Curry go, it seems they gave her the position to get rid of her. remember people what goes around will come around.

  20. WhathappenedNBC says – reply to this


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    Leaving NBC for ABC…..Savannah Guthrie is annoying as hell!!!! Can't stand her voice…

  21. J says – reply to this


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    I agree. We don't need another (older) white woman- it's time for a real shake up! Yes Ann is awkward but the show is substanceless. She downgraded when she accepted post Meredith. And she btr fight for her money- & speak to ABC about moving on over to do smthg meaningful with them!

  22. southerner says – reply to this


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    I welcome Savannah!! Ann was never my cup of tea. Savannah will be a young, fresh, addition. I like Matt. You knew Ann's obvious politial leanings - not a good thing!

  23. Kate says – reply to this


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    Savannah is so annoyingly ambitious. She could care less about anyting except looking good for her career and the camera. She is not authentic. I give Savannah 6 months she will not be able to hack it.

  24. carolyn says – reply to this


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    Re: J – i s
    agree

    i agree, savannah guthrie is as annoying as hell!!!

  25. Lu says – reply to this


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    Re: Hey Yo – I agree! If they put Sharp Teeth Guthrie in as co-host, I'm all done!!



  26. 26

    They got rid of Ann to cut the payroll so they could give the Big A** hole Matt and his big ego that new contract, plus No Hoda because they wouldn't let her drink on the early show!!